Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar Instructor, Timothy P. Runde, MAI, LEED AP answers some FAQs regarding the upcoming Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar Course.
Q: Why should I take this course?
A: Rooftop solar PV is exploding for both the commercial and residential sectors. Our clients expect us to have the competency to meet the market demand.
Q: So is this a course primarily for residential or commercial appraisers?
A: Both. The concepts, principles and techniques are the same, no matter what kind of property you are appraising.
Q: What makes this course particularly important for residential appraisers?
A: The GSEs won’t allow you to gain competency AFTER you take the assignment. You have to be competent BEFORE you accept it. Why not expand your market?
Q: Isn’t it available online?
A: No. It is only available as a classroom course, and there’s only one other offering on the West Coast this year.
Q: Don’t I have to take the other two Green courses before this one?
A: No. This is a stand-alone course. You can take the Intro and Case Studies Courses at a later date.
Q: Will I really be able to value solar PV when I go back to the office the next day?
A: Yes! You’ll leave the course with all the tools you’ll need to appraise solar PV on any of the properties you now appraise.